Differentiating between beneficial and harmful foods is the foundation of creating a healthy lifestyle. Good nutrition helps manage weight, increases energy level, improves body composition and decreases disease risk. Good nutrition isn’t only for those looking to shed pounds. Everyone, regardless of weight goals, benefits from making healthy food choices.

Top 5 Reasons to be Healthy

1. Feel Better. When you eat the right foods and avoid junk, you’ll feel better. If you’ve ever been on the road, away from your healthy diet for an extended period of time, you know what eating bad food over and over feels like. You get stomach aches from all

Gaining Weight the Healthy Way

You have heard it over and over again, “If you want to gain weight, eat everything you see.” This advice will undoubtedly lead to weight gain but there are better ways to do it. The most common mistake in gaining weight is having the attitude that only people who want

You Can’t Handle the [BMI] Truth

As of 2010, approximately 70% of Americans were either overweight or obese as defined by their Body Mass Index or BMI. Obesity related health issues are significant because they increase health care costs, decrease productivity and result in premature death. Discussing BMI invokes a great deal of passion because it

How to Pick a Good and Healthy Snack

Snacks are very important in our overall diet. They fill us up between meals, add variety to the foods we eat and if we pick the healthy ones, can go a long way in improving our health. Snacks are all around and come in many different shapes and sizes. You

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The Holidays are a time to relax, have fun, open presents and most importantly spend time with your friends and family. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and Thanksgiving have their own unique way of celebrating a special event. The one thing that probably unites all of these holidays is the delicious food